Historic houses and castles

34 of 449

Elizabeth Fort

View as map

Contact details

Address

Keyser's Hill, Barrack Street, Cork City, Cork, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)214975947
E: info.elizabethfort@gmail.com

Elizabeth Fort dates to the early seventeenth century. The fort has played a hugely important role in Cork city since then. The walls of the fort offer a fantastic view of the city below.

Elizabeth Fort has recently opened to the public on a permanent basis. The fort had been in constant use as a military or judicial base from 1601 until 2013.

Elizabeth Fort dates to the early seventeenth century. The fort has played a hugely important role in Cork city since then. Two years after the building of the fort, it was attacked by the people of the city, it was also one of the focal points of the siege of Cork in 1690. Other uses include as a convict depot for prisoners awaiting transportation to Australia, a food depot during the Great Famine and, until recently, a Garda Station.

The walls of the fort offer a fantastic and panoramic view of the city below. The walls are decorated with newly installed model soldiers, with interesting surprises and photo opportunities.

The walls of the fort are open six days a week. Tuesday to Saturday: From 10am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm.

Guided tours are available detailing the history of the fort. Tour bookings/information at info.elizabethfort@gmail.com